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2014-06-17 12:26:36

Carefully fabricating nanofibers by heating and pulling may make for highly-efficient, optics-based, low-power atom traps WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Take

2014-05-27 12:28:21

In the Future, Combining Lasers Could Shrink Particle Accelerators from Kilometers to Meters WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It took every inch of the Large Hadron

2014-02-25 12:25:36

The World's First Acoustic Field Rotator, Described in Applied Physics Letters, May Help to Improve the Imaging Capabilities of Medical Ultrasound Devices WASHINGTON, Feb.

2014-02-19 12:22:17

Small Flying Vehicles, Complete with Flapping Wings, may Emerge from Study of Fruit Bats WASHINGTON, Feb.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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